Before competing in a 5K, it's smart to build up your endurance with weekly runs or one practice marathon the night before. Be prepared with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for entry to the Santa Hustle 5K (a $40 value)
- $32 for entry to the Santa Hustle half marathon (a $65 value)
Along with admission, runners receive a themed long-sleeved T-shirt, a Santa hat, and a white beard to wear during the race. Both races start on Sunday, December 23, at 9 a.m. in the Strand District, culminating in hot cider and hot chocolate at the finish line.
Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon
The Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon, organized by Adrenaline Sports Management, pits Santa against Santa in a charity race downtown. Runners dress as Kriss Kringle with shirts, hats, and beards provided by the race organizers then cruise along a course lined with holiday decorations and candy stations. The festivities continue at the finish line, where an after-party buffet greets racers who have worked up an appetite by running while shouting all the reindeer's names over and over. Runners and onlookers will also see donation boxes throughout the area and are encouraged to bring along new playthings to benefit Toys for Tots. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female runners, and there will also be awards for the individual and group with the best Santa costumes.